Corrido de Joaquin Murieta

DESCRIPTION: Spanish. "Yo no soy americano pero comprendo el ingles." The singer tells of being orphaned. His brother and his wife were killed. He left home to search for wealth. Falsely accused, he fights back against oppressors. He admits to being Joaqin Murieta
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (recording, Sanchez and Linares, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage outlaw homicide family wife police travel
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 645-646, "Corrido de Joaquin Murrieta" (1 text)
cf. "The Song of Joaquin (Wakken)" (subject)
NOTES [31 words]: For background on Joaqin Murieta (the generally-accepted spelling; Cohen spells it "Murrieta" in his song title but not in the text), see the notes to "The Song of Joaqin (Wakken)." - RBW
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